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Fresh fruit, vegetable and products exports reach 420 million dollars in 4 months…

Press release…

Exports from the Aegean Region totalled 420 million dollars…

The Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association (EYMSİB), one of the strong actors of Türkiye’s fresh fruit and vegetable and fruit and vegetable products exports, ramped up its exports by 2 percent in the 4-month period of 2024 from 411 million dollars to 420 million dollars.

Hayrettin Uçak

In fresh fruit and vegetable exports from the Aegean Region, tomatoes were the most exported product with an amount of 29 million dollars, followed by tangerines with an amount of 9.5 million dollars and fresh strawberries, whose export season had just started with an amount of 5.4 million dollars.

While pickled peppers ranked at the top with 50.4 million dollars in finished product exports, Aegean exporters brought 46.5 million dollars of foreign currency from dried tomato exports and 35.5 million dollars from gherkin pickle exports to the country.

Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association members exported 15 million dollars worth of fresh fruit and vegetables to Russia, while Poland ranked second with 7 million dollars and Ukraine ranked third with 6.7 million dollars.

The members of the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association, Türkiye’s leader in exports of finished products, succeeded in exporting products worth 64 million dollars to the USA, 63 million dollars to Germany and 31 million dollars to the UK.

Apple juice, tomato paste, soda and mineral waters are the favourite export products…

Hayrettin Uçak, Head of the EYMSİB, said that the export leader in fruit and vegetable products is apple juice and concentrates with 97.5 million dollars.

“Our tomato paste exports soared from 47 million dollars to 80.6 million dollars with an increase of 70 percent. We obtained 78 million dollars in foreign currency from the export of mineral waters and sodas (sparkling water),” he said.

“Our pepper pickles exports jumped from 50 million to 65 million dollars with a rise of 30 percent, and our dried tomato exports rose from 43 million to 51 million dollars with a 19 percent hike,” he added…

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